School of Public Health Has a New Dean

September 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Sandro Galea, an internationally respected physician and epidemiologist known for his research linking health to such social disadvantages as poverty and lack of education, has been appointed the new dean of the School of Public Health. Galea, currently the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and chair of the department of epidemiology at... More

Events to Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19

September 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Join in celebrating the contributions and achievements of BUMC postdocs at the fourth annual GMS celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, September 15-19. Monday, Sept. 15 – Friday, Sept. 19th Take Your Postdoc to Lunch PIs will have a chance to appreciate their postdoc by taking them to lunch at following participating restaurants:  Roka, Estragon, El-Centro.  By... More

Sept. 11 BUMC Sustainability Festival, Talbot Green

September 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Study Shows Complexities of Reducing HIV Rates in Russia

September 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Results of a new study conducted in St. Petersburg, Russia, show that decreasing HIV transmission among Russian HIV-infected drinkers will require creative and innovative approaches. While new HIV infections globally have declined, HIV rates remain high in Russia. This is due in large part to injection drug use and spread via heterosexual sex transmission. Alcohol use... More

Should Alcohol Consumption be Encouraged as a Part of a Healthy Lifestyle? A Debate.

September 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Over the past three decades, more than 100 large, long-term prospective studies have shown positive cardiovascular effects from moderate alcohol consumption of one or two drinks per day. Health professionals are increasingly feeling pressure to promote limited alcohol consumption as part of a healthy diet. But do the significant potential risks associated with increased alcohol... More

In-Utero Methadone or Subutex Exposure Could Alter Gene Expression, Cause Severe Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

August 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Some infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) secondary to in-utero opioid exposure have a more difficult time going through withdrawal than others, but the underlying reasons are not well understood. While genetic and epigenetic (when genes are turned on or off) changes have recently been identified as potential factors, researchers at Boston University School... More

Boston University/Boston Medical Center CTSI Pilot Funding Awards Announced

August 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The recipients of the CTSI pilot grants for 2014 have been announced by BU Medical Campus Provost and BU School of Medicine Dean Karen Antman, MD. Funding for these grants come entirely from BU, BMC and the VA this year for the first time, without relying on NIH funds, an accomplishment meeting the goals of the... More

BU Researcher Awarded Lupus Foundation Fellowship

August 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Shi Su, who received her master’s degree from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Division of Graduate Medical Sciences in May and currently is a research assistant at BUSM’s Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, was awarded a fellowship from the Lupus Foundation of America to conduct research on lupus, an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease. Under the mentorship... More

BUMC Students to Enjoy Newly Renovated Space on 11th Floor Alumni Medical Library

August 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A recently completed renovation on the 11th floor of the Alumni Medical Library now provides a state-of-the-art, 220 seat testing center. The testing center is among the first of its kind, and will serve to both facilitate the administration of exams while at the same time enhancing the quality of study space for BUMC students. Renovations include... More

Battling Ebola: How Ebola Kills

August 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

MED’s John Connor is devising diagnostics to spot Ebola and antivirals to treat the disease On Saturday, Aug. 2, the first of two sickened American health care workers was flown from Africa to a special containment unit at Emory University. Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West Africa to help bring... More